Brill's disease

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Brill's disease

 [brilz]
recrudescent typhus.

Brill's disease

A mild relapse of epidemic, louse-borne TYPHUS occurring many years after the initial attack. The organism Rickettsia prowazekii can be isolated from the blood. (Nathan Edwin Brill, 1860–1925, American physician).